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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween you ghouls and goblins out there. I come bearing a treat. I made a game for Halloween. This year has been a bit of a "brush off the hell that we all experienced for 2 years and do things" kind of year so I set the kid ...


Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog

Today Sonic turns 30 years old. This fact alone makes me feel nostalgic and old at the same time. I'm not sure why, but I feel more kinship towards the blue bomber than I felt when Mario hit the big milestones. I'm not a Sonic fanboy,...


I'm probably not going to finish my game for the Sonic game jam but my kid loves to show me up so here is hers. Happy Father's Day to all. I'll have a more in depth post up later in the week. https://hardluck.itch.io/sonic-adventure


Tutorial is done on my sonic game and Lvl 1 needs to be prettier, but it's technically done. Join the Sonic game jam if you have time or just want a nice summer project. https://itch.io/jam/sfw-sonic-fan-works-jam


Figured out what to call the game I'm making for the Sonic Fan Works jam. If you want to join, c'mon. https://itch.io/jam/sfw-sonic-fan-works-jam or just talk at me https://www.destructoid.com/--629601.phtml


Not sure how to quickpost, but churros89 told me to do it and you don't ignore someone like Churros89. Started a Sonic Game Jam for his 30th Anniversary Link https://itch.io/jam/sfw-sonic-fan-works-jam


Stuff...but more importantly Sonic Rulez!1!!

Man I'm spending a lot of time on here lately. I guess I've kinda missed writing these things. That or it's the drugs I'm taking for this cold. I guess getting vaccinated made me a little carefree. I forgot to Lysol my body when I got...


Airplane Stationery

Earlier this year I experimented with creating a visual novel. I have a lot of experience with the genre, but like many people once you start with something you tend to collect a lot of things similar. Woodworkers buy chainsaws when t...

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Game development is hard

[Manasteel88 is here to tell you about their recent excursions into game development, and it looks like they brought their kid along for the ride too! In fact, they've even been kind enough to share some links to the cool stuff that both th...


Father's Day: Game Development

So, it's Father's Day today and I wanted to share a bit of pride I experienced recently as a father. My daughter made a game. I mean I made one too, but that's not all that important. With this Corona Virus situation throwing the worl...



Video games have always interested me as a medium. In many ways they can present much of what we want in life. Friendship, despair, love, hate, creation, destruction and so many other feelings come alive when we decide to play our fav...

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RetroforceGO! Videos Now on Youtube

Uh...Hi guys! It's been...a while. All right enough of this idle chitty chat. What you see above are the RetroforceGO! videos I did circa 2009 for funsies based on an amazing podcast that helped me learn more about the games I m...



  Andrew Dice attempted to kill himself earlier this year because of Trails in the Sky The Second Chapter. This came as a shock to me because I'd followed Carpe Fulgur for a number of years as a translation studio. After I b...


Streaming Live for Extra Life

I am streaming for the Children's Miracle Network event Extra Life. If you would like to come join me, do so. If you don't, that's just fine. I am doing this to raise funds for sick kids so if you could spare any change, that would be ...


Extra Life Info and Raffle

Well it is time again to give back to the less fortunate by giving to the hospitals that treat them. That's right, it's Extra Life time. This year at random, I've chosen to randomly represent a hospital system in New Jersey. I encourage you...


Stuff...but more importantly, Happy Holidays

Hola. It's getting to be Christmas time. Hope you had a nice Chanukah. I know nothing about Kwanzaa, so if you celebrate it or any other tradition this month, good will to you. Anywho, it's time again for what I have dubbed as a mind dum...


I will be marathoning tomorrow for Extra Life.

The eve of G3 is upon me, and you as well if you choose to join me. This year I have chosen to support the University of Mississippi's Batson Children's Hospital. I'm focused on spending most of Saturday October 26th with you lovely people...


About manasteel88one of us since 2:10 AM on 01.09.2008

Front Paged:
E for Effort: Mass Effect 1+2
E3 2010 Recap
Changes: Fatherhood
Technical Difficulties: What A Difference Time Makes
A True Opponent Stands Before Me
P2 Press Start: Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
10 Games Captain America Would Play
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Special Little Places: Mississippi Memories
Game Development is Hard
Front Paged on Flixist:
The Dichotomy of a Dark Knight
Not Understanding Your Audience
A True Classic: Superman Returns

Articles I wrote that I liked:
That One Mook: Gafgarion
My first playthrough of Resident Evil 2
Love/Hate: Operation Darkness
EVO 2010
Recettear Preview
Teh Bias: Nippon Ichi Software, Dood!
More Than Just Noise: Haunted by Final Fantasy
2010: Year in review and some other musings
Obligatory Destructoid Community Rocks Post
Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book
A story from the Wasteland
PowerUp 2011
E3 2011: MS, Sony, Ninty, and AWARDS
Freedom: Jetpacks
Handhelds: East vs West
Labor Day: Player 2
Online Passes: Nickles and Dimes
2011: Year in Review and Top 10 XBL Indies
Father's Day: Game Development

Comics in Games
Comics in Games: Games in Comics
Comics in Games: The Original Batman
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four Deleted Scenes
Comics in Games: Superman
Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

Comics in Crossover Games
- Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
- Spider-man the Video Game
- Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge
- Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
- Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
- Marvel Brothel
- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Marvel Trading Card Game
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Games Created:
The Ugly Game
Sonic Grid
Middle School Monster Party

RetroforceGO Videos

My Greatest Failure
"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns

"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
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